Chambers Global 2020 - Banking & Finance

Markus Guggenbühl handles banking litigations, regulatory advice and syndicated lending, undertaking instructions from leading domestic and international banks. Clients regularly praise his pragmatism and solution-oriented approach.

Chambers Global 2020 - Banking & Finance

Adrian Dörig handles acquisition and corporate finance for clients from the biopharmaceutical and technology industries. Clients report him to be "very diligent."

IFLR 1000 (2019) – Leading Lawyer

Rated as Highly Regarded

IFLR 1000 (2020) – Leading Lawyer

Rated as Highly Regarded

IFLR 1000 (2020) - Banking and Finance

Rated as Highly regarded

Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Capital Markets"

"Derivatives, securities listings, IPOs, bond issues and fintech products constitute the core areas of advice at VISCHER. Markus Guggenbühl assists UK-based Elliott Advisors on Swiss securities laws, takeover and disclosure rules in connection with several matters, while Robert Bernet advised Openlimit Holding during its authorised investment capital increase; its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Matthias Staehelin advised Crispr Therapeutics on a $130m public offering of shares on Nasdaq."

Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Banking & Finance"

"VISCHER's banking and finance team covers banking insolvency, acquisition finance, cross-border lending, aircraft finance, regulatory advice, fintech matters and banking litigation. Practice head Markus Guggenbühl advises PricewaterhouseCoopers as liquidator of Lehman Brothers on a long-term basis, and Adrian Dörig assisted Myovant Sciences with securing flexible financing commitments worth up to $140m from Nova Quest Capital Management and Hercules Capital. Helvetia Schweizerische Lebensversicherung and Export Development Canada are longstanding clients of the practice."

Chambers Europe/Global (2019) - "Banking & Finance"

"Adrian Dörig stands out for his work on direct lending transactions on behalf of international investment funds. He advised Myovant Sciences on the Swiss aspects of its USD140 million finance agreements with NovaQuest Capital Management and Hercules Capital. Sources appreciate that he "understands the market and can tailor his advice to the type of transaction and the people involved."

Chambers Europe/Global (2019) - "Banking & Finance"

"Markus Guggenbühl advises on banking regulatory and contentious matters, including those that arise out of high-profile Swiss bankruptcy proceedings. Sources appreciate that 'he can find pragmatic solutions' and praise his 'speed and efficiency.'"

Chambers Fintech 2019

A banking and finance lawyer by background, Jana Essebier heads Vischer's FinTech initiatives. Essebier is heavily involved in policy-making and political initiatives in Switzerland, including recent financial regulatory changes and the potential new FinTech licence still to be approved by the Swiss parliament. She also has substantial expertise in dealing with cryptocurrencies, mobile payments and crowdfunding. Peers say: "She is a brilliant lawyer, no doubt," while clients report that "she had really profound knowledge of not only the law, but also FINMA. She gave us all that knowledge, and told us how to approach them. She was really hands-on."

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